A tuberculosis notification system was initiated which used several sources--the doctor, the diagnostic services of bacteriology, histopathology and radiology, and the pharmacy. The results of six months' notifications have shown that the pharmacy was by far the most complete source (74% of all new cases); doctors notified only 21% of all new cases. The combination of both doctors and the pharmacy was the most complete pair, notifying 85% of all new cases. It is suggested that consideration should be given to the use of pharmacies as a source of notification both in other settings and for other diseases.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.